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Republic of Korea - Forest area as a share of land area

63.4
(%)
in 2015

Forest area as a share of land area of Korea fell gradually from 65.53 % in 1996 to 63.44 % in 2015.

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Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.

Date Value Change, %
2015 63.4 -0.12 %
2014 63.5 -0.14 %
2013 63.6 -0.24 %
2012 63.8 -0.25 %
2011 63.9 -0.12 %
2010 64.0 -0.24 %
2009 64.1 -0.18 %
2008 64.3 -0.22 %
2007 64.4 -0.15 %
2006 64.5 -0.14 %
2005 64.6 -0.14 %
2004 64.7